Gran Hotel Monaco
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... we run out to the airport where, with the help of an expert controller, Thom works out a plan to get, eventually, to "The end of the world"; Ushuaia.
It's a long flight (seemingly) on a windy day over hours of flat farms and ocean. Then slowly the land changes. It's looking drier and cooler and more rugged. The vegetation dissappears. The coastline is no longer sand beaches but escarpments. And instead of the odd huddle of houses every hour or so the map ...
... and dining rooms – yuk – all strong,
floral & synthetic.
It did have the dreaded double shower curtain though,
commonly found in both countries too – they are easy enough to wash and
decorative, so why bother, especially as there is only one, slightly small set
of window curtains. No nets so they have to be shut at all times to get privacy
and then have all the very dim ...
... They were massive and very smelly. They didn't seem to be too bothered by the yapping dogs being right in their face!!
One thing we were not aware of before arriving in Argentina was the Blue Rate. The government is artificially keeping the exchange rate low if you use atms or cards. This means you can change dollars on the street and get 14 pesos instead of 8, meaning everything is almost half price. We did not have ...
... so I thought it was going to be stupid expensive. I was very surprised when it cost half the price of my last one! I got my ticket and waiting for my bus. As I waited for my backpack to be loaded on the bus I realized I wasn't nervous anymore. Normally on travel days I am terribly nervous and miserable, but today I felt fine! My observations: You don't have to speak the same language to make friends; Befriending a South American who speaks small amount of English is gonna be my best ...
... some other tourist **** and sat at the beach in the sun for most of the day. I got home around 7 and no one was around so, I headed up to my room to edit my journal and watch The Good Wife. I realized I should have tried to get the bus tonight, but one more good nights rest will do me well. My observations: I have meant to write this everyday but always forget. The male runners are generally very sexy, they even wear short running shorts. ...